Classes - Children with a Disability Incl. Autism
Classes - Children with a Disability incl. Autism
Benefits of LEGO® Play for Children with Autism
We are only just beginning to understand the value of LEGO® based therapy for children with Autism. Studies have shown that LEGO® provides the platform for easier engagement for the child which in turn allows them to open the circle of communication readily.
LEGO® blocks offer a highly routine, repetitive, structured form of play that many children with autism find appealing. By engaging in activities that work off their strengths, this builds their confidence. Therefore they are more likely to participate in behaviours that are often challenging for children with autism like creativity, imaginative play and socialization.
One of the challenges often faced by those with Autism or other ASDs is troublesome fine motor skills. The child is so engaged playing with LEGO® their motor skills improve significantly without even specifically trying to teach them to improve their dexterity.
Research conducted at the University of Cambridge concluded children with autism and Asperger Disorder showed an improvement in social skills as a result of LEGO® Brick play. This leads to better engagement with their peers, which transfers to other settings.
We are witnessing first hand the high engagement levels in children with Autism and ASD at our Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® workshops and classes. They are displaying social and collaborative skills with other children in an environment they are comfortable with and displaying behaviours which are absent in school classrooms.
Saturday Morning Program
for Children with a disability (including those with Autism)
Bricks 4 Kidz® design programs using LEGO bricks for children with a disability (including those with Autism). These sessions provide a safe environment for children to engage in Learning through Play while developing their critical thinking, fine motor and social skills.
In Partnership with Kingston City Council we are pleased to offer classes on Saturday mornings during term 4 of the school year. These classes will be held fortnightly and run for 45 mins.
Bricks4Kidz Classes for Children Aged 6-12 years
Dates: Saturday 21st October, Saturday 11th November , Saturday 25th November and Saturday 9th December (4 classes in total)
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am
Fees: $14 per child per class, payable on a term basis ( 4 x $14= $56)
Multi Purpose Room
Mentone Primary School
6 Childers Street, ( enter via Gate 3 off Rogers Street opposite St. Patrick’s Church)
Please contact Mitchell Wu on 0418 170 190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.